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James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview

Date: April 16, 2012
Location: Sedona, Arizona
Videographer: Caitlyn Davis
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-142
02:23:41
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This interview is with three siblings, James T. Johnston, William R. Johnston, and Dorothy J. Whitlock. James was born in 1939, William in 1936, and Dorothy in 1934, all three in Arkansas. During World War II, the Johnstons' father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and the whole family lived in Rohwer.
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James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Description of parents and grandparents Segment 1 of 31 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Father's work for the Farm and Home Administration Segment 2 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Attending elementary school in Dyess, Arkansas Segment 3 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Growing up around very few people of color Segment 4 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "silence and tension" Segment 5 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Living conditions at the Rohwer concentration camp Segment 6 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Mother's attempt to bring Japanese American women out of the camp into the local community Segment 7 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Youngest sibling, James's, camp experiences Segment 8 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Remembering dances in camp Segment 9 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Poorly equipped school in camp Segment 10 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Discussion of the quality of teachers and education in camp Segment 11 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Japanese Americans' coping mechanisms in camp Segment 12 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona The resourcefulness of Japanese Americans in camp Segment 13 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Childhood memories of recreational activities Segment 14 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Remembering Japanese American and non-Japanese American peers in camp Segment 15 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Improving attitudes towards Japanese Americans in nearby towns Segment 16 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Returning to Rohwer camp site after the war Segment 17 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Parents' feelings about the World War II camp situation Segment 18 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona An eventful camping trip after the war Segment 19 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Continuing school after Rohwer Segment 20 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Continuing Methodist faith in camp Segment 21 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona A special employee at James's dental practice Segment 22 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona William's postwar life experiences Segment 23 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Dorothy's postwar life and teaching career Segment 24 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Talking with children about wartime experiences in Rohwer Segment 25 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Description of several people who owned land near the Rohwer camp Segment 26 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Rosalie Gould's connection to Rohwer Segment 27 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Thoughts on an exhibit of camp materials Segment 28 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Continuing interest in the Rohwer camp story Segment 29 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Influences of Rohwer experiences on lives Segment 30 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sedona, Arizona Preservation of artwork and artifacts from camp Segment 31 of 31 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Rohwer